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US students learn more about Cayman Islands ORIA expansion

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (27 March, 2017) A group of real estate graduate students from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois paid a visit to the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) to learn more about the Owen Roberts International Airport’s (ORIA) terminal expansion and renovation and its impact on development and tourism on the islands.

The CIAA was happy to accommodate a request made by a representative from Roosevelt University and a detailed presentation was scheduled for Wednesday, 8 March where CIAA CEO, Albert Anderson and Senior Project Manager Airport Development, Roy Williams shared the latest airport expansion details along with video of the expansion and a tour of the construction.

Our students, all master degree level, were impressed by the reuse of the existing forms of the terminal in a way that increased efficiencies but also respected the history of the airport and its important role in the development of Grand Cayman. The tour was an exclusive plus that impressed on the group the significant scope and size of the

expansion,” said Director of the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate at Roosevelt University, Jon DeVries. Mr. DeVries added, “Our thanks to all involved for the presentation and tour it was certainly one of the highlights of our week in the Cayman Islands.”

The ORIA expansion and renovation project is expected to be completed at the end of 2018 and will include a new Immigration Arrivals Hall, Customs Hall, Baggage Claim, VIP lounge and extended Departure Hall.

PHOTO: Roosevelt University students and representatives with CIAA’s Senior Project Manager Airport Development Roy Williams and CIAA CEO Albert Anderson.


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